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Additional Tool for AFib Risk Assessment

Additional Tool for AFib Risk Assessment

Intermountain Healthcare has developed a new tool, the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS), to help with evaluating a patient's risk of... Read more

Germany's Chest Pain Unit Network - A Success Story

Germany's Chest Pain Unit Network - A Success Story

The creation of a chest pain unit (CPU) network in Germany has improved the quality of diagnosis and treatment of patients with chest pain in... Read more

Heart Failure Mortality Inversely Related to Wealth of Country

According to latest results from the INTERCHF study presented at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure, death... Read more

Combining the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS), developed by clinicians at Intermountain Healthcare, with the traditional CHA2DS2-VASc risk score, was more accurate in identifying at-risk patients than using the traditional score alone, according

Combined Risk Scores Better Identify AFib Patients at Risk of Dementia

Combining risk scores can help clinicians better identify atrial fibrillation patients who are at an increased risk of developing dementia.... Read more

Aspirin Doesn’t Lower Risk of Stroke in Low Risk AF Patients

Findings from a new study conducted by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute show that long-term aspirin therapy... Read more

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Robots were first used in cardiovascular medicine in the late 1990s as a part of the digital revolution . Since then, robotics have been applied to endovascular surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and interventional cardiology, to name a few fields. Robots give medical professionals the ability to diagnose, treat, and intervene more... Read more

Most people don't think much about stethoscopes but the fact is that this tool, so commonly associated with doctors, is at a crossroads. Having been in use for nearly two centuries, the stethoscope is in the midst of a debate with respect to its utility in healthcare.  Over the years, medical technology has advanced to a great extent. The sounds... Read more

HerzstiftungOlten is a local foundation connected to the Swiss Heart Foundation. I initiated the foundation of the Herzstiftung Olten 25 years ago. I realised, that a national organisation has difficulty to reach people on the ground. National heart foundations are usually supporting cardiovascular research and besides are active in making... Read more

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